Boston Red Sox defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 10-8

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Take it from Theo Epstein, who sounded a little bit like Tina Turner revving up in the opening of "Proud Mary" when he noted during the sudsy clinching party Monday that the Red Sox achieve absolutely nothing nice and easy.

Epstein missed the latest installment of the team's tumultuous trek toward October, as he returned home to catch up with another pop star, his pal Eddie Vedder, and Pearl Jam. While the general manager rocked out at the FleetC...